Win family weekend camping tickets to The Wilderness Festival

Would you like to win a family ticket (2 adults and 2 kids)  to the award winning Wilderness Festival – a celebration of the arts and outdoors and full of family fun?
It is the quintessential weekend for the free-spirited festival lovers and is held at Cornbury Park Estate on 10-12th August 2012 and brings together music, food, theatre, talks and debates, cinematic happenings, late night parties, wellbeing and the great outdoors.
Family friendly entertainment from the Suitcase Cabaret who will host an army of brilliance from comedy to music and activities including, horse riding, fly-fishing, Zumba! classes and Guerilla Geography available across the site. The award-winning festival welcomes back The Bearded Kittens to host the famous ‘Not Your Average’ cricket match on the lawn, complete with lashings of Pimms and piles of cucumber sandwiches, and Future Cinema make their Wilderness debut with a Bugsy Malone takeover complete with a massive splurge fight.

The fabulous Bushcraft Company will be delivering their outdoor adventures influenced by nature, where children will be able to learn bushcraft skills from lighting fires to woodland playing games, shelter building and carving techniques. They’ll also be offering a twist on babysitting with an exclusive kids-only overnight camp where parents can drop their children off at 5pm for them to enjoy a night of walks, games, campfires and cooking with experienced Bushcraft staff. They’ll be back to meet their parents by 11am the next morning – a treat for both children and mums and dads.

Embracing the Wilderness spirit, the ‘Little Wild Ones’ area will be a hive of inspired children’s activity. The Flying Seagull Project returns with a range of entertainment based in a beautiful gypsy-esque, open-sided pavilion tent, complete with vintage horsebox and Willy Wonka style stage. Kids can also discover the magic of nature with a rainbow trail led by the Fairyland Trust. Families will embark on a fascinating journey as they enter a wonderful land of fairy folklore and natural history.

Let their imaginations run wild with a host of spectacular activities and workshops including jewellery making with Amy Surman, a Socktopus puppet workshop, which promotes creative recycling and will hold a dancing parade on the final day, and Witchwood School of Rock – the biggest little rock school in the world. The ‘Little Wild Ones’ also welcomes Hartbeeps – a unique blend of original music workshops and mini productions in this interactive experience.

Are you sitting comfortably? The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre willtake adults and children on a trip to the author’s mythical world with poems from ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Dirty Beasts’, and continuing with the literary theme, enjoy live storytelling music, arts and crafts and yoga from Barefoot Books.


The ‘Pop-up Garden’ will ensure all the family get green-fingered with hands-on knowledge of gardening, the Kite Studio will offer creative clay and print making workshops and Meet the Species returns to Wilderness to engage children with the environment around them, as they identify species in and around the site.

Wilderness is also pleased to welcome Tea Potty Shed with the T Potty ladies and their old-fashioned sweet shop. Children can learn how to weigh out sweets and count out pennies in return for some tasty treats. Also across the festival weekend families can spend some timetogether and take part in drumming, storytelling, face painting, fairy crown making, cinema, pottery and hula-hooping.

This is an amazing prize and if you would like to win the familty ticket (including camping) please tell us what you love  most about festivals or camping? Just tell me in comments below

(if you want an extra chance to win simply sign up for my newsletter -over on your right) and let me know in a seperate commnet that you have.

Good luck everyone.



UK entrants only. Comp closes on July 6th. Winner chosen at random




  1. June 22, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    what a fab prize! I’ve only ever done festivals pre kids, so I’d love to try a festival with my kids. I used to love the camping part of festivals and all the fab music. The happy vibe throughout a whole weekend – love it! @iheartmuthahood

  2. Zoe Campbell
    June 22, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    we all love camping and a family festival sounds amazing. i love the chance to get outdoors and do fun things with the kids. The story telling and puppet making spund fab

  3. Paula Green
    June 23, 2012 / 11:10 am

    I love camping. It is the bees knees. There is no family holiday to beat it (unless you count sailing which is, quite frankly, camping on speed). You would be mad to consider any other option.
    I went camping with my father and brother as a child, my first holidays with hubby were spent very happily in a tent, we camped for three weeks on our honeymoon in the Loire and the majority of our holidays with children have been spent under canvas.

  4. helen rhoads
    June 23, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    We went to the Green Man Festival with our family and had a fantastic time, great music,lots of interesting stalls to shop at ,lovely food,just being out in the air in the evenings until late lovely

    June 23, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    the mud

  6. MARK
    June 23, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    the great outdoors

    June 23, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    the music

  8. Thelma
    June 23, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    great atmosphere

  9. Lynne OConnor
    June 23, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    I love the freedom of camping – not needing to dress up, follow routines – and the absence of an electronic lifestyle for the kids

  10. Lynne OConnor
    June 23, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    Subscribed to newsletter

  11. THOMAS
    June 23, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    signed up for my newsletter

  12. Thelma
    June 23, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    signed up for my newsletter

    June 23, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    signed up for my newsletter

  14. MARK
    June 23, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    signed up for my newsletter

  15. LISA
    June 23, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    signed up for my newsletter

  16. Andy D
    June 23, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Being in the open air

  17. marie
    June 24, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Until yr been camping, yr never had a great time in life…. whoop whoop. liked shared and got the newsletters, have yr got a tshirt lol

  18. Hazel Lemar
    June 25, 2012 / 11:03 am

    I love the other worldly feeling of a festival. Also that everyone is coming together for a common theme!

  19. Kelly-Marie Dudley
    June 25, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    I love festivals because it is a wonderful chance to let my hair down. I’m hardly straight laced and corporate at the best of times, but nothing beats dancing like a loon covered in mud in a field with your kids…

  20. Kelly-Marie Dudley
    June 25, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Signed up to your newsletter too!

  21. Karen Lancaster
    June 25, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    We love the confinement. All of us Hubby & 2 toddlers cuddled up together. Freedom of the outdoors and just fantastic family time together

  22. andy tattersall
    June 25, 2012 / 2:41 pm

    The thing I love most about festivals is that it gives people the chance to shine, to be who they want to be and to get away from all of the bad vibes that spread across the media into our heads for a few days.

  23. June 25, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    We have never been camping since we’ve had children however we are planning our first camp this Summer. I just love the fresh air and a family festival sounds perfect x

  24. Julie
    June 26, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    My partner and I love camping and festivals, particularly because this is where we met one another! Would love to take a nostalgic trip to this family festival, quite different from the raucous all-nighters from our teens but a sure sign of how we’ve grown up together!

  25. Julie
    June 26, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    And I’ve signed up to the newsletter, thank you!


  26. Tracy Leeming
    June 26, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    I love to take my 6 nephews aged from 1-11 years camping they love exploring in the woods, listening out for wildlife and splashing in the river. We then head back to camp and get warm around the crackling real fire and eat gooey marshmallows while watching the sunset waiting to see who can spot the first shooting star. Then we all snuggle up in our big tent and see what adventures the next day brings 🙂

  27. Kylee
    June 27, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    oh I LOVE camping, singsongs around the fire with my two chidren.. (10 year old son now playing the guitar too..even better!! 🙂 We all are big festival fans..and Wilderness sounds perfect for families…Tent, sleeping bags and guitar at the ready!!! 🙂

  28. Kylee
    June 27, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    signed up to your news letter too!! 🙂 Fingers crossed!!

  29. olivia kirby
    June 30, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    I love the diverse entertainment and the feeling of togetherness.

  30. olivia kirby
    June 30, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. 🙂

  31. Emily from My Shitty Twenties
    June 30, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Spending one weekend totally free. As my son says “A festival is like a little town only better. All the tents are people’s houses and you can go for a walk or a dance or just do whatever you want.”

  32. July 1, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    We glasto’d every year before we were mum and dad,
    We failed to get tickets last year- it made us really sad!

    Green man was a celebration-our friends honeymoon!
    We danced and mooched and played and laughed,
    It ended all too soon!

    This year we’ve been looking, for a fest with a different beat,
    The littlies are older now- so wilderness would be a treat!

    Camping in the rain is cosy, snuggled up together,
    We always have such fun! Never mind the weather!

    So we’d like to win these tickets, we’d love some deary fun,
    It’s such a funtabulous prize- Good luck everyone!

  33. PD
    July 2, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    I love the complete freedom of festivals. It’s great to see kids romping around in nature and getting back in touch with the wilderness. Nothing wrong with a little bit of mud!

  34. July 2, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve written blog posts on the subject of camping and festivals – while I’m not there I think about them, when I am there I revel in them. I adore everything there is at a festival, the tent, the atmosphere, the noise, the rain/sun, the food, the drink (Pimms) , the lack of sleep, the smell, the toilets (yes really) the lack of washing, the ability to dress up, the lack of hurry to do anything…..ah festivals *sigh*

  35. July 2, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    signing up for the newsletter NOW!

  36. Jill Pollock
    July 3, 2012 / 10:10 am

    What a great competition. My favourite thing about festivals it that it brings everyone together through a shared experience. Suddenly people are kinder, smilier and softer to one another 🙂

  37. Jill Pollock
    July 3, 2012 / 10:11 am

    Signed up for your newsletter too 🙂 x

  38. jennie jackson
    July 3, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    being outdoors and spending time with the family without a TV!

  39. hayley Green
    July 4, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    I love camping as it puts you into touch with nature, its so relaxing being out in the open without the hustle and bustle of daily life! 🙂

  40. Mel Clarkson
    July 4, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    I’ve subscribed. Be lovely to let the kids go wild at a festival! Let’s hope the sun shines x

  41. Andy
    July 4, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    Quite simply, the music, and finding new favourite bands

  42. Kirsty
    July 5, 2012 / 10:16 am

    love tp dance with my kids :o)

  43. Chris Webb
    July 5, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    I love the food… grazing all day, or sitting to meals with friends… Especially looking forward to the festival banquets if I get the tickets! x

  44. Emma Bradshaw
    July 5, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    We love camping as it gives the children some much needed freedom so the adults can then relax!

  45. Emma Bradshaw
    July 5, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    I have also signed up for the newsletter : )

  46. Emma Glass
    July 5, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    Music, food, family fun and Mud!
    UK festivals are never a dud,
    Whilst some find the English Weather erratic,
    This family’s fun is far from dogmatic
    The revelry, the mess, the kids running wild,
    Variety is the spice of life and makes a happy child,
    The community spirit, festival style, reliving our youth,
    Discovering new bands and yummy food is our truth,
    So when the tent is packed up and festie season comes to an end,
    We go back ack home to reality with little broken hearts to mend.

  47. Emma Glass
    July 5, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    I’ve also subscribed!

  48. Martin Glass
    July 5, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    Freedom, Food, Fun!

  49. Corinne Faulkner
    July 6, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    I love the thought of getting away, having fun, drinking, and people new people 🙂

  50. shirley harpley
    July 6, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    We love chilling out, away from the routine of everyday life. We eat when we like, sing, dance and laugh. We dont even care if we dont get a bath or shower, there’s plenty of time for that when we get home!

  51. Nancy
    July 6, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    My kids beautiful, happy faces enjoying the simple things in life!

  52. katrina borroff
    July 21, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Festivals, to me, are the time i am at my happiest.
    The collection of diverse humans all joining together to enjoy themselves and music, creativity, art and food.
    Even when it rains persevereing through and smiling and dancing with your loved ones.
    There is something very magical about it.
    And it very much reminds me that i am alive.

  53. Crissie Constantinou
    June 21, 2014 / 11:05 am

    I love the freedom and sense of community and love that comes from a good festival. Just for a few days you’re part of an amazing huge family and the rest of the world doesn’t matter.

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